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2018-01-02T04:00:00.0000000Z
Understanding the communications weaponry system of dodder, which operates much like a computer virus, could provide researchers with a method to engineer parasite- …
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2018-01-02T04:00:00.0000000Z
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Scientists with the USDA Forest Service and the University of New Hampshire have found what may be an Achilles& …

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2017-12-31T18:00:00.0000000Z

Wired https://www.wired.com/story/this-gene-editing-tech-might-be-too-dangerous-to-unleash/

The technology Akbari is designing is something called a gene drive. Think of it as a way to supercharge evolution, forcing a genetic modification to spread …

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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2017-12-31T08:00:00.0000000Z
I have also put a note from ETC about gene drives and their opposition to the technology below the Reuters article. Unfortunately, the ETC note does not describe the technology; it is concerned more with the agencies funding it. 
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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2017-12-28T14:00:00.0000000Z
Thanks to Mike Furlong for sending this article

The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/29/alarming-link-between-fungicides-and-bee-declines-revealed?CMP=share_btn_link

Fungicides are found to be the strongest factor linked to …
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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2017-12-26T14:00:00.0000000Z

A ProMED-mail post <http://www.promedmail.org> ProMED-mail is a program of the International Society for Infectious Diseases <http://www.isid.org> Date: Thu 21 Dec 2017 Source: Farm Futures [edited] <http://www. …

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2017-12-22T14:00:00.0000000Z

Science

By Roni Dengler

The poison known as aflatoxin that contaminates food supplies can delay children’s development and stunt their growth. It also causes liver cancer, and exposure to high enough concentrations can be fatal. The …

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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2017-12-21T14:00:00.0000000Z

FreshFruitPortal https://www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2017/12/22/chile-fruit-fly-detected-santiago-suburb/

The Chilean Agriculture and Livestock Service (SAG) has detected a Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) in the eastern Santiago suburb of Las …
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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2017-12-21T04:00:00.0000000Z
Eastern racer (Coluber constrictor) showing signs of fungal skin infection. Obvious external abnormalities are an opaque infected eye, roughened crusty scales on the chin, and several discolored roughened scales on the side of neck. Credit: …more Northern water snake (Nerodia sipedon) with crusty and thickened scales overlaying raised blisters as a result of a fungal skin infection. Credit: © USGS National Wildlife Health Center/D.E. Green

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-12-snake-fungal-disease-global-threat.html#jCp Milk snake (Lampropeltis triangulum) showing signs of fungal and bacterial infections. Credit: © USGS National Wildlife Health Center/D.E. Green

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-12-snake-fungal-disease-global-threat.html#jCp

PhysOrg https://phys.org/news/2017-12-snake-fungal-disease-global-threat.html Science Advances, shows that the snake fungal disease caused by Ophidiomyces ophidiodiicola can infect snakes of many species regardless of their ancestry, …

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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2017-12-18T14:00:00.0000000Z

Endone http://www.endure-network.eu//about_endure/all_the_news/ppp_sellers_to_push_alternatives France’s bold scheme to transform distributors of plant protection products into ‘agents of change’, encouraging their customers to use alternatives to …

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